19th century, Russian icon of Joy of...
19th century, Russian icon of Joy of All Who Suffer, Volga region. Egg tempera on gesso on wood. Two splints in the back. Size: 36 x 33 cm (14 x 12 3/4 in).
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In this “Joy of All Who suffer” type the crowned Mother of God stands in the center. She holds the infant Christ on her right arm and a scepter in her outstretched left hand. Suffering humans are gathered on both sides of her, with angels among them. Open scrolls bear the petition of the people: “O Most Holy Lady, Mistress, Mother of God, higher than all angels and archangels, and more honorable than all creatures, you are the help of the injured, hope of the weak, intercessor of the poor, consolation of the sorrowing, feeder of the hungry, healer of the ill, salvation of the sinners, aid and defense of all Christians!
No restoration on this icon, finely painting and good condition